Dina Nayeri named 2018 Paul Engle Prize winner

Dina Nayeri has been named the seventh recipient of the Paul Engle Prize, presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization. The prize, established in 2011, honors an individual who, like Paul Engle, represents a pioneering spirit in the world of literature through writing, editing, publishing, or teaching, and whose active participation in […]

Cancellation: Shakespeare panel

With the start of the Iowa City Book Festival just days away, a few schedule changes and updates are inevitable.¬†This website is the place to go for the most up-to-date information about the festival. We have one cancellation: the panel, “Shakespeare: That Global Brand,” will not take place. Fans of the Bard can, however, still […]

2016 Iowa City Book Festival Lineup

The seventh Iowa City Book Festival schedule will feature bestsellers, Pulitzer Prize winners, strong ties to Iowa and authors from around the world. In addition, strong partnerships with area groups will bring programs on topics that include environmentalism, sustainability, global politics, and end-of-life care. The festival will be held Oct. 4-9, 2016. With an expanded […]